About the Author
Grand Master Goshi Yamaguchi,8th Dan,Hanshi
Goshi Yamaguchi was born on September 28 1942,
as the third son of Kaiso(the Founder) Master
Gogen Yamaguchi.In 1951, at the age
of eight, he began practicing karate-do at
Senzoku Dojo in Asakusa.
He received the 1st dan in 1957 and the 2nd dan
in 1959. In 1962 the became a 3rd dan holder
and an instructor.
He entered Nihon University in 1963, majoring
in cinema studies in the Department of Arts.
While he was a student, he had an oppertunity
to teach karate-do at an American branch dojo
for a year.
After he came back to Japan, he taught in various
He graduated from the university in 1969, when
he became full time shihan in the head dojo with
a view to promote and develop Goju-ryu Karate-do.
He has visited and taught in more than 40 countries
in the world thus far as an authorized instructor
of Goju-kai, All Japan Karate-do Federation,
Tokyo karate-do Federation, and as an international
referee. In 1990, he was appointed to be the
president of All Japan karate-do Goju-kai
Association, International Karate-do Goju-kai Association,
and Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) for the two